Solar glass prices have doubled in six months
* Installation rush late this year worsened shortfall
* China makes nearly 80% of world’s solar panels, industry says
A shortage of solar glass which is already crimping China’s solar panel output is expected to persist through the first half of 2021, with large format glass in short supply for longer, panel makers and analysts say.
Driven by growing preference for bifacial modules – which produce power from both sides of the panel – and larger panels, demand is outpacing production capacity addition, they say. An installation rush in the last quarter of the year has worsened the shortfall.
Company to benefit: Borosil renewables
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